The Reason You Feel Sluggish in the Morning
Every single day I used to wake up and feel overwhelmed. There was so much stuff going on at work that I’d think about, then I’d crawl into the shower and my mind would just be racing about little things that I had to do. I’d be drying myself off stressing out about who owes me money, things that need to be fixed and things that are broken.
I’d drive to work and then I’d just quickly pull into a servo to get like a coffee shot or an iced coffee, grab some quick meal and drive to work. And before you know it, I’m already a hundred mile an hour into stuff.
What I didn’t realise was that I was setting myself up to lose. Those critical critical minutes that you wake up – how you establish the day – is how you set your intentions for the rest of the day. I’m telling you right now when you wake up in the morning, start your day with gratitude. Start to be grateful for all the beautiful things that happen in your life.
Take a different perspective on things. Maybe your phone is ringing fifteen hundred times a day – instead of looking at it as a bad thing, look at it as a good thing. It’s a sign of growth. If you are experiencing problems – as long as it’s not the same problem that keeps repeating itself over and over again – you have no reason to really be upset about it.
It’s a sign of growth. It’s a signal for you to learn from it and a way for you to grow from it. It’s going to make you a stronger person. So start the day with gratitude and turn that mindset around. Make sure you get in there and do some stretches too.
I always do a few stretches in the shower even, say my gratitudes, do a meditation and then eat a nutritious meal. You’re better off not having breakfast at all if you’re gonna go fill yourself with sugar (e.g. a pastry pie from a servo). Get some greens into you – maybe have a green smoothie or something – get that cognitive function happening and watch your day just succeed.